Varoom has been the UK’s leading illustration magazine with an international view of contemporary practice and industry.

Published by the AOI to 2021, Varoom was edited by Olivia Ahmad and designed by Fraser Muggeridge studio. Final issue 42 – Intimacy available here.
What's in the final Issue

The Intimacy issue highlights new work that explores ideas of intimacy, connections with our identities and what surrounds us

Article Excerpt: Painting Faces

Athena Paginton, a makeup artist living and working in London, is broadening the definition of illustration with her makeup brush

Article Excerpt: Indelible Allure

Ritupriya Basu tracks new imaginings of the ancient Kama Sutra with Malika Favre, Akshita Chandra, Joe Schlaud and Victo Ngai

Article Excerpt: Showing Emotionality

In a time of isolation and distance, Sophi Miyoko Gullbrants has been seeking warmth and encouraging us to connect

Cover Artist Hannah Buckman

Hannah Buckman tells us about creating the Intimacy issue cover illustration from sketch to final artwork

Article Excerpt: Masking Up

Tristan Manco investigates how masks have taken on new layers of psychological and sociological meaning.

Online exclusive: Looking Well

Olivia Ahmad talks to illustrator Charlotte Ager and animator Katy Wang on their work with On Being’s Poetry Films series

Article Excerpt: Cloud Watching

Laura Carlin reveals the process behind her wellbeing for children book with Bronwen Ballard, Your Mind Is Like The Sky